Genomics Corporation, a San Diego-based clinical laboratory that
offers clinical genetic testing services internationally, has partnered
with the Medcan
Clinic, Canada's largest private health care clinic.
With more than 60 physicians and specialists, Medcan can now provide
Pathway Genomics' personalized genetic testing services in conjunction
with in-person counseling by a certified genetic counselor. The testing
service is called The Personal Genome Test and is available to all
"Medcan is a leader in providing personalized and preventive health care
to the Canadian people," said Jim Plante, Pathway's CEO. "Pathway's
extensive offering of genetic testing services enhances Medcan's
genetics program, and allows the clinic to offer highly personalized and
clinically actionable genetic information to its patients."
Using only a saliva sample, the genetic test reports on a patient's
response to a wide array of drugs
and prescription medications, as well as apatient's propensity to
diseases such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes and cancer.
"Knowledge of personal genomic information can provide a strong basis
for an effective, preventive healthcare strategy for our clients," said
Dr. James Aw, Medcan's medical director. "Pathway's clinical test is
leading-edge and we are pleased to partner with them on this initiative."
About Pathway Genomics
Pathway Genomics owns and operates an on-site genetic
testing laboratory that is accredited by the College
of American Pathologists (CAP), accredited in accordance with the U.S.
Health and Human Services' Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments
(CLIA) of 1988, and licensed by the state of California. Using only
a saliva sample, the company incorporates customized and scientifically
validated technologies to generate personalized reports, which address a variety
of medical issues, including an individual's carrier status for
recessive genetic conditions, food metabolism and exercise response,
prescription drug response, and propensity to develop certain diseases
such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes and cancer. For more information
about Pathway Genomics, visit www.pathway.com.
About the Medcan Clinic
The Medcan Clinic is a leading preventive healthcare clinic focused on
identifying health risks before signs and symptoms occur. Medcan offers
individuals, families and corporate executives the most thorough
head-to-toe medical assessment on the market, performed by a top-quality
clinical team in a single 5-hour visit. Medcan also provides an array of
in-house health and wellness services, such as diagnostic imaging,
genetics, optometry, fitness and nutritional counseling, to customize
patients' medical care and optimize healthy outcomes. Patients benefit
from Medcan's in-house specialists and extensive referral network.
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